Updated at 13:48,15-08-2017

Ukrainian ambassador has returned to Minsk

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Ukraines ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Belarus Mikhail Ezhel has returned to Minsk after consultations in Kyiv.

The ambassador was not withdrawn from Minsk. He went to Kyiv for consultations. As of now he has returned. Today we will send a note to the Belarusian MFA to tell that the ambassador has returned to his duties, - they told the Interfax-West news agency at Ukraines embassy in Minsk.

The ambassadors return coincided with the presentation of Ukraines tourism potential that is taking place at the embassy.

We would remind that several weeks ago Ukraines Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Ukraines ambassador to Belarus Mikhail Ezhel for consultations over the position of the Belarusian leadership on Crimea.

Earlier at a briefing in Minsk Lukashenka had made a number of statements on Ukraine. In particular, he had claimed that Crimea is a part of Russia today.